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June 2018

Bands in the Park, Abington Park, Sun 1 Apr – Sun 16 Sep

Enjoy live music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm at the Abington Park bandstand and be surrounded by the relaxing and beautiful environment of the park.

Abington Park Museum, Wellingborough Road, NN3 3HN


Screaming Blue Murder, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Fri 27 Apr – Fri 16 Nov

Don’t miss our Friday night comedy club in the Underground Studio with compere Dan Evans. This season features many of comedy’s rising stars. Visit the website to book and to see what comedy stars are on this week.

Doors 7.45pm, Show 8.15pm. Tickets £13.50.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP


Living Legends: Hidden Histories Exhibition, The Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby, 11am-4pm, Wed 2 May – Sat 2 June

The exhibition has taken inspiration from the ‘Humans of New York’ social media campaign and aims to uncover the hidden stories of Corby and reflect the changing face of the town. It features ten local people who have an extraordinary story to tell; an incredible experience, an uncelebrated achievement or a surprising fact about their life.

Rooftop Arts Centre, 9 Chisholm House, Corby, NN17 1PZ
The Band, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Tues 29 May – Sat 9 June
Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.

For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never ForgetBack For GoodA Million Love SongsGreatest DayThe FloodRelight My FireShine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five To Five.

THE BAND is now the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time. Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking brand new production first before it hits London’s West End.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Michael Jackson Tribute Night, Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering, Fri 1 June
A night full off the King of Pop’s greatest hits. Start with a complimentary drink, followed by a 3 course meal with coffee and a glass of wine. Enjoy classic hits from our fabulous Michael Jackson tribute act. Tickets cost £37.00 per person and can be bought on the website.
Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6XT
Northampton County Beer Festival, Becket’s Park, Northampton, Fri 1 – Sun 3 June
A showcase event for all the county’s independent drinks producers will be held at Becket’s Park. There will be cask ales, craft ale and lager, cider, wines and spirits along with funky festival food and marvellous music from the town’s finest bands. The event is run by Phipps NBC and Northants CAMRA.
Becket’s Park, Northampton, NN1 5BB
NC Jazz presents The Simon Spillett Quartet, Royal & Derngate, Fri 8 June

This unmissable evening of modern jazz takes place in the intimate setting of Royal & Derngate’s Underground Studio, with a relaxed atmosphere and cabaret-style seating. Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as “formidable”, Simon Spillett is an award-winning British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet featuring Alec Dankworth playing bass, Brian Dee on piano and Clark Tracey on drums. Tickets are priced at £13.50.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Club Wonderland, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Fri 8 – Sat 9 June
Theatre goers will be thrust into the heart of the action of a new production from students at the University of Northampton. Club Wonderland sees the audience become clients of a cabaret club popular with curious characters. Part immersive theatre, part promenade performance and part cabaret, this unique theatrical experience is inspired by the life of Lewis Carroll, his unusual relationships and his famous tales, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
That’ll Be The Day, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Sun 10 June
Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, the show is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. Having been touring for an incredible three decades, the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety spectacular is back with a fresh new line-up of sensational hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s alongside hilarious comedy routines, promising to be an evening of nostalgia not to be missed.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Towcester Food Festival, Sat 9 – Sun 10 June

Food festivals are always a fave and with over 100 artisan food and drink stalls, this festival is perfect for foodies (and drinkies) alike! Free chef demos, foodies lounge with inspiring talks on food and drink, free wine and gin tasting sessions, two live music lawns and family entertainment, including a free family circus. Just to repeat, there’s free gin. Tickets from £3-£16.

Towcester Racecourse, London Rd, Towcester NN12 6LB


Father’s Day Trial, Canons Ashby, Mon 11 – Mon 18 June

Bring your Dad and enjoy the Father’s Day Trail together. Explore the grounds and discover parts of Canons Ashby you might not normally notice. Also suitable for Grandads, Husbands, Mums, Aunties and anyone else who wants to have a go. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Canons Ashby, Daventry, NN11 3SD
Arts, Crafts & Collectables, Daventry Museum, Tues 12 June – Fri 24 Aug
Daventry Museum are looking for local artists, crafters and collectors to exhibit their work and showcase collections to celebrate Daventry Arts Festival. It is free entry so you can browse around the work of the best of Northants. Opening times are Tues – Fri 9:30am – 1:30pm and the first Sat of the month 10am – 4pm.
Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
BARC & Pickup Truck Evening Race, Rockingham, Sat 16 June

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship once again returns to familiar ground with the latest round of the 2018 campaign taking place at Rockingham. Taking to the oval circuit for the second time this year, the battle for not only the overall championship but the prestigious oval crown will be intensify over the course of two days. Joining the Pickups will be the Hyundai Coupe Cup, Michelin Clio Cup Series, MG Owners Club, Intermarques and Track Attacks Championship.

Tickets cost £12 and under 15s go free.

Rockingham, Mitchell Road, Corby, NN17 5AF


Kelmarsh Country Show, Kelmarsh, Sat 16 – Sun 17 June

The Kelmarsh Country Show returns over the Father’s Day weekend. With a vast array of activities that all the family can get involved with. From world class sporting qualifiers offering some truly amazing prizes, to outdoor family entertainment with something for every age, the Kelmarsh Country Show is thrilled to offer a line-up for every interest.

With over 200 exhibition stands, live music, arena entertainment, food and drink and lots of activities for the kids to get involved with, it is an event not to be missed!

Kelmarsh HallHarborough Road, Kelmarsh, NN6 9LY


Northampton Music Festival, Northampton Town Centre, Sun 17 June

You can save your pennies for a summer holiday as this festival is free. It is held right in the heart of the town centre which means it is easily accessible to all who want to go, also due to the central location you can pop in and out without an issue. The festival is really keen to promote the artists and groups that are based within the community and tries to raise the profile of the artists and the town as well. Hear, hear, Muddy approves.

Northampton Music Festival, Northampton Town Centre


Garden Tour with Supper, Deene Park, Corby, Thurs 21 June

The garden tour will be hosted by Head Gardener Andrew Jones and is a must for gardening enthusiasts. This popular tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and can accommodate a group of up to 20 people. Andrew’s horticultural and historical knowledge of the garden will have the visitor gripped from start to finish. Your tour ends at the Old Kitchen Tea Room where you will enjoy a two-course supper prepared by the family chef.

Tour begins at 6:30pm. Tickets cost £30 per person and book by calling 01780 450278 or emailing

Deene Park, Deene, Corby, NN17 3EW



Music Barn Festival, Cranford, Sat 23 June

This festival is set in rural Northamptonshire across two acres of farmland (make sure you bring your wellies) and two disused agricultural buildings and it celebrates the local talent in the area and gives a great community feel. There are a variety of genres which means you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to what to watch as they have a mixed line-up of up and coming bands as well as established artists.

Music Barn, Cranford, NN14 4AA


The Kilkennys, The Core at Corby Cube, Corby, Sat 23 June

An evening of music and song as Irish balladeers The Kilkennys return to The Core. Hailing from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture, they play a mixture of traditional Irish folk songs and new songs of their own. Robbie, Davey, Tommy and Mick are meticulous craftsmen who pour their hearts into their music. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01536 470470.

The Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG


Forget Me Not- Sing-a-long Hymn Concert, St Edmund’s Church, Sat 23 – Sun 24 June

Featuring multi-award winning Songbirds choir and Rev. Graham Bell. with the stunning Montagu Monuments as a backdrop, St Edmund’s Church is delighted to present this sing-a-long hymn concert. Local people have nominated hymns that are significant to their lives. They will be performed during this concert where audience participation is encouraged. Come and celebrate the ‘times of our lives’ in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Tea, coffee and cupcakes on sale to raise funds for Alzheimers Soceity. This is no entry charge for this event however there will be a collection held for Alzheimer’s Society.

St Edmund’s Church, Warkton, NN16 9XH


Titanic The Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Mon 25 – Sat 30 June

In the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP


Arts Festival Week 2018, Northampton High School, Wed 27 – Sat 30 June

Northampton High School is hosting an Arts Festival to celebrate the School’s 140th birthday. A varied programme of events showcases the School’s extensive array of performing and creative arts. The Arts Festival Invitational Day on Thurs 28 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm promises to be a fabulous event with art exhibits across the School of girls’ work from Nursery to Sixth Form.

Northampton High School, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6UU


Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick, Fri 29 June

Gather your friends, family, pack a picnic and embrace the sassy nature of Priscilla. Peppered with classic disco anthems, this is an Aussie comedy classic, camp as Christmas, bags of attitude and frocks to die for! Parking is free and tickets cost £12.50.

LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, NN9 6GY


Corby Sausage & Cider Festival, West Glebe Park, Corby Sat 30 Jun – Sun 1 Jul

A two day Sausage and Cider Festival to be held for the first time at West Glebe Park. In addition to the food market and street food section there will be a feast of entertainment, including live music, large selection of cider and a number of fairground rides for younger visitors.

West Glebe Pavillion, Cottingham Road, Corby, NN17 1SZ

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